On Saturday I found this giant tapestry at one of my favorite antique stores. It only cost me $5! The owner of the shop informed me that she has been salvaging goods from a professors house who used to travel the world. This fabric was likely purchased on one of his voyages.
The fabric slightly reminded me of some curtains I have been ogling at World Market. I knew I wanted to transform my new treasure into curtains for the family room.
Here is the family room before. The plain white Ikea curtains do not have the same exciting past as the new ones. (I will be hanging something different on the wall to prevent pattern overload)
Here are the 'new vintage' curtains. I think they add a lot more character to the room. (Please pardon my wonky hems. This was my second sewing project ever.) I also took down the 1991 mini blinds and added some sheers.
I did manage to get four small panels out of the tapestry, which breaks down to $1.25/panel. I am quite satisfied with that investment. I will show you a full shot of the room once I can convince some strapping gentleman to carry my home gym upstairs.